Bailiwick is an apparel brand that artfully merges the worlds of design, culture and purpose. We make clothing that we love, share our stories with the world, and give back to the great cities we inhabit.
The idea for Bailiwick Clothing Company was sprouted over ten years ago on a whim. We basically gave away a t-shirt design that made another company tens of thousands of dollars, while we got nothing. But we were inspired… we knew if we could do that for another company, we could certainly do it for ourselves. So we got to work, and Bailiwick Clothing Company is the result. We’re just two brothers who decided to take a chance.
This series of bandana designs uses Adinkra symbols, colors and patterns from Ghanian textiles and Haitian art, Dutch wax print fabrics, and traditional Asian and North American bandana lay-outs. Together they create a cohesive collection that speaks to adaptation, representation, and cultural evolution.